Leisure centre will turn pink for campaign

A popular North Tyneside leisure centre is preparing to ‘turn pink’ once again this October to show support for breast cancer awareness.

Waves, in Whitley Bay, will be changing the colour of the water in its pool to pink, to raise awareness of the campaign that has helped to raise over £20,000 for in recent years.

Different events supported or organised by North Tyneside Council and Shirley Hallam, who is the President of Soroptimist International Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and District, have helped to raise this incredible amount of money.

And the latest event will see the pool at Waves turned pink at intervals between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, October 10.

A pink theme will also feature on the menu at the centre’s Coffee Bean Cafe, where there will be pink refreshments, such as milkshakes and cupcakes.

Coun Lesley Spillard, cabinet member for public health, said: “The Breast Cancer Awareness campaign is such an important cause and it is fantastic to see the amount of support that it is given across North Tyneside.

“It is going to be a great day out for the whole family, as well as raising both money and awareness for the campaign.”